The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Technician
Rank 608 590 558
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 16 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.050% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.053% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Average daily rate £150 £125 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -35.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £113 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £144 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £130 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 14 £150 +20.00% 5
West Midlands -12 4 £150 +36.36% 1
North West -11 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £150 -
Scotland -4 2 £170 -
South East -6 2 - - 2
Cumbria -6 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £260 -
Glasgow +14 1 £140 -
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £180 -
East of England -1 1 £180 -
London -3 1 £175 +40.00% 1
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -16 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
East Midlands - 1 £90 - 1
Harrogate - 1 £100 -
Sheffield - 1 £420 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £100 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £90 -
Clydebank - 1 £200 -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
3 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.22%) Time Management
6 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (16.67%) Apple
7 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (13.89%) Migration
8 5 (13.89%) SCCM
8 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
8 5 (13.89%) Office 365
8 5 (13.89%) Driving Licence
9 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (11.11%) Adobe
9 4 (11.11%) VoIP
9 4 (11.11%) MCSE
9 4 (11.11%) ITIL
9 4 (11.11%) MCP
10 3 (8.33%) MS Office
10 3 (8.33%) WAN
10 3 (8.33%) Service Management
10 3 (8.33%) LAN
10 3 (8.33%) NHS
10 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
10 3 (8.33%) VMware
10 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Windows Phone
10 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) VoIP
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Driving Licence
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) NHS
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Phone
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Time Management
2 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) MCP
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.78%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Apple
3 4 (11.11%) Adobe
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.78%) Altiris
6 1 (2.78%) BMC
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) Siebel